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in the worst crisis there since the revolution two years ago. egypt's first elected president, mohamed morsi, wanted to bring calm with a televised address tonight. he didn't. last month, morsi granted himself near-absolute power. thousands of protesters are demanding that morsi scrap a proposed new constitution that they fear will take away many of their rights. holly williams is in cairo for us tonight. holly. >> reporter: well, scott, some people here thought that after days of protest and bloodshed, president morsi would make a major concession tonight, but what he did offer won't be enough theirs opponents. they wanted him to immediately give up all of the sweeping new powers that he gave himself two weeks ago, and they wanted him to postpone a referendum on egypt's new constitution, which is due to take place in under 10 days' time. they say that constitution doesn't protect the rights of all egyptians. but president morsi didn't do either of these things. instead, he offered to give up just one of his new powerses, a vaguely worded right to take all necessary steps to protect the coun
. >> the election is over but the battle over a sales tax measure in alameda county is taking a new turn. after losing by a narrow margin, a county agency is asking for an expensive recounty. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman says taxpayers are being asked to pay for it. >> reporter: transportation officials in alameda county really wanted this megabillion ballot measure. it was so close. but they didn't get it. so they are now spending more money to see if they can still get it and as you say that angers a lot of taxpayers. tick, tick, tick. >> yes. yes, yes. >> reporter: someone likened it to watching paint dry. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: most alameda county voters voted for measure b-1, 66.53% of them. but it needed two-thirds majority, 66.67%. the backers of the half cent sales tax that would fix potholes boost bus service and bring bart to livermore decided to buy a recount. >> we have been working on developing this transportation expenditure plan for 2.5 years through a highly public process. because there was so much voter support we wanted -- we requested a recount to make sure all the ballo
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